Tag Archives: Brooch

Feminine Staples

14 Nov

JCrew Houndstooth Skirt

Feminine Outfit Bow Blouse

Happy Monday, everyone!

I decided to do something social this weekend, which is very unlike me once it starts getting colder (I go into hibernation mode when it’s cold). Miraculously, it’s been so mild here for months, so it’s made me more willing to venture out instead of curl up in bed come Friday night. Not only was the weather enticing, but I was also invited to check out the newly opened Finery Dress Boutique in Over-the-Rhine. Finery is a dress rental boutique that allows you to rent out gorgeous dresses at an affordable price. As someone who attended a ton of weddings this year, I can attest how pricy finding the right dress can be. Renting a dress instead of buying one you may wear once or twice is genius, and their selection was incredible. I look at a lot of clothes, and was impressed at the unique selection Finery offered. Check it out Cincinnati ladies!

Molly, Elise and I decided to grab drinks after visiting Finery, and it was so nice to get together and catch up with my blogging friends.

Pink Houndstooth Skirt

White Bow Blouse

Since I took a bit of a “blogging break” in October, I have a lot of outfits that haven’t made an appearance yet on my blog. This has been one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn this fall, and it’s definitely because of all the feminine pieces paired together. I actually bought this Banana Republic bow blouse way back in July, but had to wait to wear it until it was more seasonally appropriate. The bow is detachable, which is so nice since this is a perfect layering blouse.

Feminine Outfit Ideas

White Bow Blouse

I’ve been a bit brooch obsessed ever since I inherited some of my grandma’s brooches when she passed away a few years ago. I bought some new ones recently, including the sparkly one I’m wearing in today’s post. Brooches are my favorite accessory at the moment. There’s so many ways to utilize them!

Another feminine piece that has quickly become a closet staple is this J.Crew pink and purple houndstooth skirt. I absolutely love the colors and the pattern. It’s a fun take on a classic print. Usually once it starts getting cold I begin to wear more simple black pieces. I have a feeling though that these feminine pieces are going to be on constant rotation this season!

banana republic bow blouse

Banana Republic Bow Blouse | J.Crew Houndstooth Skirt | BCBGeneration Pumps (similar) | Vintage Brooch (similar)

The Brooch Is Back

6 Mar

Oh, the brooch. An accessory I love, but have very little of in my collection. Luckily Milan Fashion Week has been the perfect reminder that I need to get out there and actively continue my search for more brooches. MFW has been inundated with brooches, and I personally love all the attention they’re getting. How much time does it take to pin something sparkly and eye-catching to your clothes? Seconds. Talk about an easy and effortless way to accessorize!

I wore a brooch on here last summer, and loved the subtle statement it made. It’s so much fun mixing and matching the colors of your outfit to a brooch. Honestly, I think a contrasting color is the best way to go to make a bold statement. This one belonged to my grandma, so it holds an extra special place in my jewelry and accessories collection.

Stylish Ways to Wear a Brooch

Now that I’m in full on brooch-hunting mode, I gathered some inspiration to figure out what I like. Obviously, I’m a girl who loves color, as evidenced below.

Are you a fan of brooches?

Colorful Brooches

 Rewind Vintage Affairs | Jil Sander | Trifari

 Stella Jean | Stella Jean | Tiffany

 Kenneth Jay Lane | Jones New York | Kenneth Jay Lane


5 Sep

J.Crew Schoolboy Linen Blazer with Denim Shorts

J.Crew Linen Schoolboy Blazer Gap Denim Shorts

It’s 11 p.m. on Thursday night, and I’ve hit the point of being deliriously tired. When I’m deliriously tired, my creative juices are on empty, which means I have a hard time thinking of blog post titles. I came to the conclusion that “Blazin'” would be appropriate for the following reasons: 1. I’m wearing a blazer, 2. That blazer is red (I associate heat with the color red), and 3. It was blazing hot (90 degrees) when I took these pictures. You know when you say a word so many times that it starts to not sound like a word? That’s how I’m feeling now about the word blazing now that I’ve typed it so many times in a few short sentences. *Sigh of relief* it is in fact a word. Thank you, Merriam Webster.

These pictures were taken during a lunch date with my mom yesterday at Incline Public House. My family frequents IPH at least once a week, and we’re proud of it. My dad is one of the people who helped develop the Incline District in Cincinnati, so he and I are in the neighborhood all the time for real estate business (and post-work cocktail business). I had no idea how insanely hot it was going to be, but had to wear this J.Crew Schoolboy blazer for pictures. The entire summer has gone by, and I haven’t worn this linen blazer one time. Of course, I started feeling nostalgic on the hottest day of the year and decided to wear it. Life of a fashion blogger. I also rediscovered this vintage brooch that belonged to my grandma. I’ve never worn it until now, but it’s making me want to start wearing brooches more often! I never realized how fun they are to accessorize with.

J.Crew Blazer and Denim Shorts Outfit

Black Ankle Strap Heels with Denim Shorts

Gap Denim Boyfriend Shorts with Blazer

How To Wear Denim Shorts with a Blazer

How to Wear a Brooch

Red J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer

Stylish Ways to Wear a Brooch

Blazer: J.Crew | Shorts: Gap | Shirt: J.Crew | Shoes: Lulu’s (similar) | Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o POPSUGAR | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban